A few weeks back I posted about buying a used,cheap, FE car-the local offerings-Craigs list-at the time-1989 Tercel,1994 Metro,Sentra. I'm passing on the Tercel because the owner says it smokes on startup.Could be just gasoline-blackish smoke- but despite the low miles(-65000 on odometer)-it is still for sale.This probably means that there is something obviously wrong with it- low mile FE Toyotas sell quickly-heck high mile ones sell quickly. The Sentra-I was warned off here. The Metro is still for sale.Originally they wanted $1400-now they say $900 is the bottom. Lots of miles 165000,AC dead,lotta' dents.I'm only going to use it on short trips around NOLA to keep from using the Suburban.I'll take the Suburban off the insurance and cancel the registration.If we need it-hurricane-,I'll re-register it-(about $80),and re-insure it. Anyone have any details on the Metro-what to look for-what breaks 1st? I don't expect much from a $900 car.I'm hoping to get it to limp along for 3 years-12000 miles-maybe averaging 35 mpg in my very short city trips(the Suburban gets maybe12- 13 mpg on a 2.5 mile trip with a cold motor).It will pay for itself at 2 years-even ignoring the miles/depreciation it will save on the Prius .If it actually last 3 years it will probably still be worth $900-especially if gasoline is $4.50/gal by 2011(my guess). Any insight out there? If it punts in some expensive way soon after purchase-motor,trans,--I'll probably just part it out and write it off to "should have know better,shoulda' bought a Civic,Corolla"A Civic of this vintage/condition-in NOLA- would be about $2000-says a lot for Civics. Thanks, Charlie ps-Anyone know-4 valve head? Shims or rocker arms for the valves adj?